State College, PA. - On Wednesday the NHTI Golf program received their second season accolade as head coach Mike Seraikas was named the USCAA Golf Coach of the Year. Seraikas in his second season helped bring the Lynx to back-to-back USCAA Golf National Championship appearances. This season NHTI won their first five contests shooting an average score of 346.2. The Lynx finished tied for eleventh in the National Championship and will now get ready for the YSCC Championships on October 19th.
State College, PA. - On Wednesday Ryan Rothdienar (Henniker, NH) was named a member of the USCAA All-American First Team. Rothdienar had an average score of 76.5 heading into the USCAA National Championships held on Tuesday. On Tuesday Rothdienar finished tied for third individually with a score of 71 and led NHTI as they finished tied for eleventh as a team.
Concord, N.H. - Fiston Kapongo (Dover, NH) and Hannah Winship (Rochester, NH) recieved player of the week honors from the Yankee Small College Conference on Wednesday after each having impressive weeks on the field.
Fiston Kapongo for NHTI Men's Soccer had an amazing game for NHTI. He sat out Wednesday's contest due to injury and came back in a big way, scoring four first-half goals against Paul Smith's College on Saturday in a 5-0 victory
Hannah Winship for NHTI Softball was big this week in a series split against Central Maine CC. She went four-for-six with a double, two runs scored and a runs batted in. She also played well defensively at second base and center field getting two put-outs and an assist without registering an error.
CONCORD, N.H. – NHTI Athletic Department celebrated the first ever Hall of Fame class with an induction ceremony on Friday, September 20. The class of former coaches, athletes and special contributors to NHTI Athletics celebrated with a special ceremony on the beautiful NHTI campus with a crowd of 175 family, friends and guests. A cocktail reception was followed by the induction ceremony with every inductee receiving a commemorative plaque, special gift and DVD of the ceremony.
The 15 inductees included Katie Stockton (women’s soccer/Claremont), Luke Merrill (baseball/Pittsburg), Mel (Keeler) Crane (women’s softball/Concord), Nick Papamichael (men’s soccer/Raymond), Robert Bechard (men’s basketball/Manchester), Lauren (Daniels) Last (women’s basketball/Concord), Austin Fox (Hooksett/Golf), Katie (O’Connell) Lacey (volleyball/Northwood), Chris “Speedy” Lawes (men’s basketball/Peterborough), Nacho Hernando (Cross Country/Spain), Shalynn (Napolitano) Ouellette (softball/Lawrence, Mass), Andrew Bird (men’s soccer/Hollis), Heather Searles (cross country/Henniker), Coach Steve Ambra (women’s soccer) and Coach Don Welford (men’s soccer).
Stockton was an inaugural member of the very first USCAA Hall of Fame in 2017. Searles won a National Championship in women’s cross country in 2008 held at Southern Virginia University. Lawes was a member of the 2005 USCAA D-2 National Championship men’s basketball team.
Hernando, Bird and Ouellette all sent in video clip acceptances that were included in the ceremony. Hernando lives in Miami, Florida, Bird in Dorsett, England and Ouellette in Bakersfield, California.
“Our first ceremony celebrating a fantastic collection of athletes and coaches was amazing” says Paul Hogan who served as the night’s master of ceremonies. “Their many contributions, athletic exploits and careers have left a distinct legacy at NHTI. This was a glorious night to celebrate this special group of inductees”